This week's Muffin Tin Monday theme was apples. We recently checked out a cute book at the library called The Apple Pie That Papa Baked.
It's a book that follows the rhythm and style of the nursery rhyme The House That Jack Built. Here's a snippet:
This is the sun, fiery and bright,
that lit the sky, wide and fair,
that carried the clouds, heaped and round,
that dropped the rain, cool and fresh,
that watered the roots, deep and fine,
that fed the tree, crooked and strong,
that grew the apples, juicy and red,
that went in the pie, warm and sweet,
that Papa baked.
Our muffin tin follows the story, with each cup representing a different element.
1. the pie, warm and sweet: mini homemade apple pie
2. the apple, juicy and red: well, not red but an apple nonetheless
3. the tree, crooked and strong: broccoli tree with red hot apples
4. the roots, deep and fine: shredded wheat, which he mixed with his yogurt
5. the rain, cool and fresh: cup of water
6. the clouds, heaped and round: marshmallows
7. the sky, wide and fair: yogurt with blue food coloring
AND the sun, fiery and bright: sliced peach
Boo loved reading the book and pointing out the different parts of his lunch that represented each part of the poem. Most of all I think he loved the apple pie.
Maybe that's his favorite part of Muffin Tin Monday - it's such a treat to have dessert.